Airports of all sizes have an impact of some kind on the environment, both locally and potentially globally.
This can include:
More information about these topics is available in the section
Aviation's environmental impact.
Airports have to comply with a range of legislation in terms of the environmental effects that they generate. Failure to do so could see them prosecuted. Many airports strive to go further than the regulatory minimum and seek to gain accreditation under schemes such as:
There are different things that airports can do to reduce the environmental impact they have, and reduce the risk of pollution.
These can include:
Airports generate local environmental effects, so if you would like more information or have a particular concern, the airport itself is the best point of contact in the instance. The major airports have dedicated environmental teams.
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